Can the 2016 election be rigged? You bet, by Roger Stone.
POLITICO profiled a Princeton professor — who has demonstrated how the electronic voting machines that are most widely used can be hacked in five minutes or less! … Professor Fitrakis is a Green Party activist.
A computer hacker showed CBS how to vote multiple times using a simple $15.00 electronic device.
To be very clear both parties have engaged in this skullduggery and it is the party in power in each state that has custody of the machines and control of their programing. …
How do the pols of both parties do it? As easy as determining, on the basis of honest polling, who is going to win. Then, if it isn’t your candidate, simply have the votes for the other guy be given to your guy and vice versa. You keep the total vote the same. This is where the “strip and flip” technique described by Professor Fitrakis comes in. …
Here’s the recipe now: (1) Publish a poll contrived to suggest the result you are going to bring about. (2) Manipulate the machines to bring about precisely your desired outcome. …
[B]oth parties have engaged in voting machine manipulation. Nowhere in the country has this been more true than Wisconsin, where there are strong indications that Scott Walker and the Reince Priebus machine rigged as many as five elections including the defeat of a Walker recall election.
When the Trump vs. Cruz primary took place, the same pattern emerged again of a Marquette University poll showing a 20 point shift from Trump ahead by 10% to Trump behind by 10%, which was simply absurd. Shifts like that don’t happen over brief intervals of time, absent a nuclear explosion. It didn’t make any sense — unless you knew what was going on was an “instant replay” of Walker’s victories. The machine Priebus built was delivering for Cruz big time. …
Today, the polling industry has been reported to be “in a state of crisis” because they are altering their samples to favor Hillary. The Reuters poll actually got busted for oversampling Democrats in order to inflate Hillary’s lead.
So first publish fake polls showing your candidate ahead, then use electronic hacking to count the votes wrongly to show your candidate won. The count agrees with the poll result, so few question the result.
Here is the defensive spin from Reuters (who are quite PC): U.S. government offers states help to fight voter fraud.
Trump has questioned the integrity of U.S. election systems in recent weeks, but his allegations have been vague and unsubstantiated.
The attempts to sow doubts about the 2016 election results coincided with Trump’s slide in opinion polls against Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and missteps in his campaign. His complaints have focused on fears of voter fraud – that people will vote more than once – rather than election rigging.
“I mean people are going to walk in, they’re going to vote 10 times maybe. Who knows? They’re going to vote 10 times. So I am very concerned and I hope the Republicans are going to be very watchful,” Trump said in an Aug. 3 interview.
President Barack Obama dismissed the claims as “ridiculous.” “Of course the elections will not be rigged. What does that mean?” Obama said at a news conference the next day. …
But look how much US voting rely on electronic methods:
An Electronic Privacy Information Center report this week said 32 of the 50 states would allow voting by insecure email, fax and internet portals in this election cycle.
Evidence that it can and has happened was mentioned a couple of days ago.